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Two burnt to death in accident involving Dangote trailer - Kogi

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Two persons have been confirmed dead in a motor accident, which occurred at about 4pm on Monday at Felele in Lokoja, Kogi State.

It was reliably gathered that the Dangote truck was coming from Obajana fully loaded with thousands of cement bags when the incident occurred.

As stated by an eyewitness, the articulated vehicle was on its way to one of the northern states when the incident occurred.

The source further added that on getting to Felele along Lokoja- Abuja road as the vehicle was descending the brake failed as it crashed to heavy barricade at the center of the road and then somersaulted.

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The accident led to the burning of the vehicle as the two persons – the driver and the truck boy were burnt beyond recognition.

Meanwhile, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps were on hand to control the traffic and also evacuate the cement bags that lilters the road to avoid another accident.

The Fire fighters were not left out as they put off the fire to also avoid further explosion since the scene of the accident was close to some Petrol stations.

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